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a fool and his money are soon partedIt is easy to get money from foolish people, especially rich ones.Rate it:

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a golden key can open any doorSufficient money can accomplish anything.Rate it:

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a leopard cannot change its spotsOne cannot change one's own nature.1597, William Shakespeare, Richard II Act i, Scene 1 (First Folio):King. Lyons make Leopards tame.Mowbray. Yea but not change his ?pots.1611, King James Version of the Bible, Jeremiah 13:23:Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?1820, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe Chapter 32:End now all unkindness. Let us put the Jew to ransom, since the leopard will not change his spots, and a Jew he will continue to be.1918, Johnston McCulley, Thubway Tham's Inthane Moment:The leopard cannot change his spots, old boy.Rate it:

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a penny saved is a penny earnedA maxim for thrift that says that money not spent may be spent later, or may earn interest in the meantimeRate it:

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an old fuddy, duddyOne Whom Remains Stilted, Unwilling to React in an Up To The Moment Attitude; Dwells in the Past. Rejects modern approaches.Rate it:

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anaconda mortgageA loan arrangement in which all of the money borrowed from a lender, for whatever purpose, is secured by one's home, land, and other property.Rate it:

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any oldUsed other than as an idiom: see any, old.Rate it:

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any oldAny, absolutely any, any typical, a run-of-the-mill.Rate it:

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any old nook or crannyAlternative form of any nook or cranny.Rate it:

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any old thinganything at allRate it:

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ape leaderAn old maid.Rate it:

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bad money drives out goodDebased coinage (with low levels of precious metals) replaces purer coinage (with higher levels of precious metals).(metaphorically) Mediocre talent drives away real talent.Rate it:

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bail outTo secure the release of an arrested person by providing bail money.Rate it:

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bang up coveA dashing fellow who spends his money freely.Rate it:

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bank nightAn event where patrons are enticed to buy entry tickets into some venue, for example a movie theater, with the anticipation that they will be entered into a drawing to win an amount of money if their ticket is drawn and they are on-site at the time of the winning.Rate it:

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basket houseA cafe or similar establishment where musical performances are given and the performers are then paid with money placed in a basket by members of the audience.Rate it:

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before someone's timeFrom before one was born or old enough to be aware of the world.Rate it:

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behind the timesOut of date; old-fashioned; obsolete; outmoded; outdated.Rate it:

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big bucksLots of money.Rate it:

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big ol'Alternative spelling of big old.Rate it:

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big oldEmphatically or impressively big; really big.Rate it:

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big oleAlternative spelling of big old.Rate it:

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blood is thicker than waterFamily relations and loyalties are stronger than relationships with people who are not family members.1866, Anthony Trollope, The Belton Estate, ch. 30,Blood is thicker than water, is it not? If cousins are not friends, who can be?circa 1915, Lucy Fitch Perkins, The Scotch Twins, ch. 5,The old clans are scattered now, but blood is thicker than water still, and you're welcome to the fireside of your kinsman!Rate it:

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blow one's wadTo spend all of one's money.Rate it:

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bottom lineThe final balance; the amount of money or profit left after everything has been tallied.Rate it:

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break evenTo neither gain nor lose money.Rate it:

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break the bankTo win more money than is available to be paid.Rate it:

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bring backTo reenact an old rule or law.Rate it:

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bring homeTo earn (money)Rate it:

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bring home the baconTo have a job and earn money or to lead a successful career.Rate it:

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bring inTo earn money for a company or for the family.Rate it:

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bucket of boltsA piece of machinery that is not worth more than its scrap value, often of old cars.Rate it:

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burn a hole in one's pocketTo cause someone to be tempted to spend money.Rate it:

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can't make ends meetTto earn just enough money to avoid getting into debt.Rate it:

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carry one's weightTo contribute or produce one's fair share, as of work, money, etc.Rate it:

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cash cowSomeone or something which is a dependable source of appreciable amounts of money; a moneymaker.Rate it:

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cash on the barrelheadMoney in the form of paper currency or coins, paid immediately at the time and place of a transaction.Rate it:

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cash upto count the money taken by a business at the end of the day.Rate it:

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cash upto earn moneyRate it:

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caught with one's hand in the cookie jarObserved or apprehended while committing a theft, especially while embezzling money.Rate it:

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chestnut(Often "old chestnut") A worn-out meme; a phrase, etc. so often repeated as to have grown tiresome.Rate it:

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chicken feedA very small or insignificant quantity, especially of money.Rate it:

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chip inTo put into the pot the amount of chips or money required to continue.Rate it:

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chip off the old blockSomeone who takes after their parent.Rate it:

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chump changeA sum of money considered to be insignificant.Rate it:

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clean outTo empty completely; to remove all money or possessions from.Rate it:

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cold hands, warm heart; dirty feet, no sweetheart!A few old timer's "fun" way to compliment a lady & to find out if she could be courted.Rate it:

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come intoTo inherit (money).Rate it:

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conscience moneyMoney which is voluntarily paid by a party who feels guilt, and seeks to provide compensation, for some past misdeed or negligence.Rate it:

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cough upTo pay money.Rate it:

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